I have 3 children
my girls are 9 and 7.
They have had turmoil.
But, they have been blessed so far,
to have only lost one loved one.
We have a dear friend.
An older man..
their grandfathers age
whom they love,
and whom has been very good to our family.
He is a man who you can call in a pinch
and he will do all he can with no questions.
He raised 9 children on his own
and as they are grown
loves to be around my children.
Yesterday he lost his father.
He was close to his dad
and the death hit him hard.
Last night, I watched my little girls
help him through his hurt!
I listened as they talked to him
and as they heard his memories.
I watched as they shed tears for him.
I heard my 9 year old tell him
"its so sad.
But you will see him again,
and he's happy
in heaven waiting."
I was amazed at their ability
to emphathize with his pain,
and reflect on their only loss
and share in his grief.
Do we give our children enough credit?
Do we daily realize that we have
in our homes
and above all
the ability to give back
and show love for others!
I learnt from my litle girls..tonight!